Discipleship Zone

Discipleship is not always easy. Sometimes we need to lean on others when times get tough. This zone allows you to do just that. Find advice and tips from other seasoned ministry leaders and disciples when you need a little help to make it through the rough spots.

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Starter Simplicity: Fertile Soil for Trusting Relationships and Teachable Moments

An essay highlighting the value of simplicity and depth of relationship in producing teachable moments.

Classroom Teaching
All Access Bible Numbers and Facts

This is a fun activity for helping kids learn some amazing facts about the Bible!

Bible Facts
Free His Yoke is Easy and His Burden is Light

Are you feeling worn out, stressed, and ready to drop out of ministry? Wait! There's a way to avoid 'burn out"!

Avoiding Burnout
All Access How to be an AWESOME Small Group Leader

Many churches today use a Large Group / Small Group format. For small group leaders, here are FIVE TIPS to make your time as effective as possible.

Small Group Training
All Access It's About Relationships

There is no shortage of programs, resources, or ideas in children’s ministry today—but at the end of the day, what is most effective in reaching kids for the Gospel hasn’t changed in a hundred years—it’s building relationships and personally introducing children to the Savior. This ebook is loaded with practical ideas on how to have a more relational ministry. You’ll be surprised by the results!

Relationships
All Access No more Sinner's Prayer in Kidmin?

While we may have valid concerns to many of the practices associated with inviting children to receive Jesus into their hearts, Jesus' imperative to bring kids to him must be a priority for children's ministry.

Evangelism, Spiritual Formation
All Access What Matters Now: Relationships

Karl Bastian, the Kidologist, made this contribution to the book What Matters Now in Children's Ministry.

Relationships
All Access Are you discipling your OWN kids?

Discipling our children is not optional. If you have kids (or grandkids) you are discipling them. You might be discipling them for good or bad, but you are discipling them one way or another.

Family
Free 10 Things You Should Never Do to Lead a Child in Salvation

A humerous look at what NOT to do to lead a child to Christ

Humor, Salvation
All Access 100 Questions for Kids - Easy Conversation Starters in English

Do you have trouble engaging with kids? Try these 100 questions to get you started. 

Discipleship
All Access 15 Prayers for Kids in School

Let’s commit to intentionally praying for our kids this school year. 

Prayer, Back to School
All Access 4 Tips For Helping Kids Serve in Kid's Church... Adults too.

Kid’s can be the church of today, if we let them… and help them.

Serving, Volunteers
All Access 5 Steps to Build Relationships

Relationships matter. Even though ministry has its ups and downs, ultimately relationships continue holding everything together. Here are some tips to help evaluate and refine your relational existence.

Relationships, Evaluation
All Access 5 Tips for Helping Kids Navigate the Bible

How can God’s Word truly plant itself in a kid’s heart if they don’t know how to read it for themselves?

Bible Study
All Access 5 Ways That Kids Can Serve in Kid's Church

Kids are not the church of the future. They can be the church of today!

Service, Volunteers, Discipleship
All Access A Few Things About Gratitude

What are you grateful for today?

Thanksgiving, Gratitude
All Access A Narnia Discipleship Book for Children

This Narnia Discipleship Book for Children is intended to help young children as they start their faith and learn how to grow in it! This devotional book is a great resource for helping your kids begin their new walk in Christ.

Children's Ministry, Discipleship Book
All Access Are you a Preacher Who Pastors or a Pastor who Preaches?

Do you preach or do you pastor?

Pastoring vs. Preaching
All Access Creatively Reaching Kids, with Spinners!

Use the latest craze to connect with kids!

Incentives
All Access Disciplers and Specialists

The Acts 6 Model makes it possible for a local Family of God to provide a ministry to children that meets each child’s individual needs.

Discipleship, Church Leadership
All Access Discipleship Roller Coaster

Discipleship is messy and gritty and sloppy, and that’s the beauty. And some weeks that can also be the tough part of it.

Discipleship
All Access Does your church disciple single dads?

How does your church disciple the single dads in your community?

Divorce Care
All Access Don't Be Batman!

Stay intentional in your connection with others. 

Leadership, Involvement, Discipleship
Free Explaining the Trinity to Kids

How do you explain the Trinity to your kids?

Trinity
All Access Here's why play time might be the most important part of your KidMin

Why and how can playtime be the most important part of your Sunday morning?

Fun and Games
All Access How Do You Encourage Preteens to Grow and Develop

Ever thought of where to start when it comes to getting your preteens to develop and own their faith? It all starts with encouraging them. Check out what FourFiveSix has to say about this very topic.

Preteens Growing
All Access How I Teach Kids About The Holy Spirit

It’s critical that we not just talk about the Holy Spirit, but that we teach kids how to actually hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.  

Holy Spirit
All Access How Kids Walk Away

How do we keep kids from walking away from their faith?

Faith
All Access How to Help Kids Make Friends at Church

Share with kids these 5 basic tips on how to wisely choose their friends. 

Relationships
Free Leading Children to Christ

The time to lead a child to Christ is now. 

Discipleship
Free Mom, I'm Bored...

When your kids say they're bored, maybe you should let them be. 

Overcoming Boredom
Free My Top Five Parenting Failures

Every parent makes mistakes. Every parent feels like a failure at times. Here are some helpful tips to improve the way you communicate with and raise your kids. 

Parenting, Relationships
All Access No R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for anyone or anything. What do you do?

Should you expect respect from all kids? What about kids who have been through trauma? 

Respect, Divorce Care
All Access Now What? Salvation Follow Up Booklet

Review of Salvation decision following a child's surrender to Christ.

Salvation
All Access One Way Sunday School Teachers Can Encourage Active Participation in Class

Keep your class actively participating with these simple tips. 

Participation
All Access Parent Meetings + Talking about Technology

In this episode, Sean Sweet talks about 2 different things that can give anxiety when it comes to preteen ministry. First he talks about how to have percent meetings, and then he talks about Technology and how we can help parents understand what their kids are dealing with.

Partnering Parents
All Access Pressing In

Stop trying to do life without Jesus. 

Jesus is all we need
All Access Questions Kids Ask About God

Kids have questions, naturally. One of the best ways to interact and lead them closer to God is by engaging with their questions.

Worship Stations, Questions
All Access Should I Let My Teenager Date?

 Friendship with others starts with understanding whose we are.

Dating, Teens
All Access Stewards of the Story

How do we best preserve God's story through the generations?

Stewardship, God's Story
All Access Teaching Kids a Biblical View of Work

Teach kids that they can honor God in all walks of life, no matter their career when you download this free curriculum!

Working for God
All Access The Problem with Second Generation Christianity

Is spiritual knowledge enough to believe your child is 'saved'?

Salvation
All Access Training Kids to be Truthful and Kind

Are your kids meat-eaters and bone-spitters? We need to train them in clarity and charity. 

Truth and Kindness
All Access Two Trips to the Grocery Store: A Parable about Biblical Relationships

Do you and your kids have a contract relationship or a covenant relationship?

Covenant Relationships
All Access Volunteer Engagement: How To Keep Volunteers Involved In Your Ministry

How to keep volunteers engaged in your ministry

Volunteers, Involvement
All Access What Makes You Cry?

Do you cry? You should. Read why.

Crying Righteous Tears
All Access When KidMin Breaks Your Heart

Ministry has its rewards, but it can also break your heart. 

Kingdom Impact
All Access Who is Responsible to Disciple my Kids?

Who is Responsible to Disciple my Kids - the church or me?

Discipleship
All Access Why Are We Still Losing Kids?

How can you help your children encounter God personally?

Spiritual Formation
All Access Why Discipleship is Important for Children

You. Me. Every Christian. We are all called to make disciples. Most of us can look back on our lives and name at least several Christians who either discipled us or had a significant impact on us. How many children do you know who are being intentionally discipled by a mature Christian? The children in our ministries need to be discipled, and they need to have several different “disciplers” in their lives.

Discipleship
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